The UK’s domestic renewables sector faces significant job losses, business closures and collapses in deployment should the government persevere with policy proposals as planned.
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Drax Insight’s latest Electric Insights report for Q2 2018 has revealed that coal generation fell to new lows between April and June, responsible for 1.3% of the country’s power mix over the period and less than 1% in June alone.
The Labour Party has said it would ramp up investment in green energy technologies and infrastructure in a bid to reverse the impact of Conservative Party cuts.
E.On has said the government must throw its support behind small-scale renewables as an urgent priority as the industry faces a looming policy cliff edge.
The UK’s power sector continued on its trajectory towards “rapid” adoption of renewables in 2017, according to official government statistics.
The UK government has put forward a future vision for small-scale renewables which places the generators at the heart of local flexibility and balancing markets.
The government’s official positioning on a post-Brexit energy relationship is “encouraging”, but time is rapidly running out for the finer details of that relationship to be agreed upon, Energy UK has said.
The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) has secured £500 million of funding as the capital’s bid to become a zero carbon city by 2050 shifts into gear.
National Grid has confirmed it will aim to procure 46.3GW of reserve capacity in the forthcoming T-4 2022/23 auction and 4.6GW in the T-1 2019/20 auction following approval from energy minister Claire Perry.